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NHIA Advocacy Olympics and Podium Challenge

In 2021, We Need Your Support

Donate to the PITCH In Campaign to support NHIA’s Grassroots Efforts.

Your Voice Matters

Help support NHIA’s efforts to pass the Preserving Patient Access to Home Infusion Act (S.2652;H.R. 5067)

Meet with your representatives!

Your representatives in Congress want to hear from you. Together we can correct CMS’s failed implementation of the Medicare Part B Home Infusion Therapy benefit and ensure the full scope of home infusion services are covered for beneficiaries.

We’ve provided materials to help you through each step to make this as easy as possible so you can focus on connecting with your representative and sharing your story, including a brief reference guide for the entire process.

STEP-BY-STEP Guide

  • Email advocacy@nhia.org 
  • Include your company name, name of local point of contact, and your company address.
    • Note: We want participation at the location level, not just the corporate entity.
  • We’ll send back contact information for your Members of Congress and their key health care staff member.
  • Using the template email provided, send meeting requests to the health care staffer for your Members of Congress.
  • If you do not receive a response within the course of a week, send a brief follow-up email to the staff member.
  • If you do not receive a response to your follow-up email, please notify NHIA’s Director of Legislative Affairs, Shea McCarthy (shea.mccarthy@nhia.org) for additional assistance.
  • 15-30 minute meeting over video chat or phone call with the key staff representative for your Member of Congress.
  • Request that they cosponsor the Preserving Patient Access to Home Infusion Act.
  • Invite the Member of Congress to conduct a site visit when they are in the state/district.
  • The same day of the meeting, send a follow-up thank you email to the staffer
    • Express appreciation for their time and reiterate any commitments made during the meeting.
  • Send a second follow-up email one to two weeks after the meeting
    • Check if the staff member has followed up internally and whether the Member plans to cosponsor the bill or schedule a site visit.

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OBJECTIVES & PODIUM AWARDS

Welcome to the NHIA Advocacy Olympics and Podium Challenge! By following the checklist above, you can help support NHIA’s efforts to pass the Preserving Patient Access to Home Infusion Act and ensure sustainable reimbursement for home infusion services under the Medicare Part B Home Infusion Therapy benefit (i.e. DMEPOS).

Organizations will compete for spots on the medal podium and can earn a gold, silver, and bronze medals based on various levels of participation. NHIA will announce podium awards each week in August to track our progress and recognize podium winners on the NHIA website.

Bronze

Silver

Gold

Meet with staff for one Member of Congress

Meet with staff for all three Members of Congress

A Member you met with cosponsors the legislation

Meet virtually or in person with your Senator or Representative

Your member of Congress visits your home infusion location

PITCH In Contribution of $500 – $2500

PITCH In Contribution between $2501 and $9,999

PITCH In contribution of $10,000 or more